After coming out, Ronen shared on Twitter, “Every single day, you guys give me your all. You opened your Hearts & Souls to me. I now give you me, my full, true self. Thank you for giving me the courage. Thank you for always accepting me. Thank you for supporting me. Let us continue being our complete selves. Let us continue fighting for what is right. Let us continue Loving each other and supporting each other. Thank you. I Love You. – Ro”
In a separate tweet, Rubinstein also thanked people for their love and support, writing, “Reading your thousands of comments through tear filled eyes. Only seeing Love & Support. I’m not surprised, because you guys are truly #TheBestFansInTheWorld I’m honored to share this moment with you all. I Love You. THANK YOU.”
He shared with the publication, “The biggest thing for me is where I come from, it’s like people like me and people who have identified as bisexual or gay or as any part of the community, you’re just not welcomed. It’s as brutally honest as that.”
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Rubinstein added that 9-1-1 fans’ love for T.K. Stand and his boyfriend Carlos Reyes (played by openly gay actor Rafael L. Silva), dubbed as “Tarlos,” were “one of the biggest reasons” that he “finally felt safe and comfortable to talk about it and to finally embrace it and be happy about it.”
The actor also noted that his girlfriend, Jessica Parker Kennedy, encouraged him to be vocal and has fully supported him.
“She’s actually one of the first people that sort of respectfully called me out on it,” he shared. “She’s like, ‘Is there something we need to talk about?’ And I said, ‘Maybe.’ I didn’t know how that conversation would go. And it went probably as good as it can go. She definitely encouraged me to be vocal about it, just to live my truth. She’s like, ‘I love you for who you are, your full self and people will love you for who you are and your full self.'”
He even said they joke around and she tells him, “Just don’t leave me for Harry Styles.”
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